Cost of Living Comparison Between China and South Korea Reverse

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Consumer Prices in South Korea are 90.4% higher than in China (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in South Korea are 74.2% higher than in China
Rent Prices in South Korea are 28.5% higher than in China
Restaurant Prices in South Korea are 55.7% higher than in China
Groceries Prices in South Korea are 122.8% higher than in China
Local Purchasing Power in South Korea is 50.7% higher than in China
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Restaurants
China Edit South Korea Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 ¥
(4,624.80 ₩)
48.65 ¥
(9,000.00 ₩)
     +94.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 180.00 ¥
(33,298.59 ₩)
270.28 ¥
(50,000.00 ₩)
     +50.2 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 36.75 ¥
(6,798.46 ₩)
43.25 ¥
(8,000.00 ₩)
     +17.7 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.00 ¥
(1,294.95 ₩)
24.33 ¥
(4,500.00 ₩)
     +247.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 18.00 ¥
(3,329.86 ₩)
32.43 ¥
(6,000.00 ₩)
     +80.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 24.36 ¥
(4,506.64 ₩)
26.50 ¥
(4,901.66 ₩)
     +8.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.35 ¥
(619.38 ₩)
10.68 ¥
(1,975.30 ₩)
     +218.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.14 ¥
(395.20 ₩)
5.30 ¥
(980.12 ₩)
     +148.0 %
Markets
China Edit South Korea Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 53.85 ¥
(9,962.66 ₩)
57.44 ¥
(10,625.57 ₩)
     +6.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 10.64 ¥
(1,967.96 ₩)
18.63 ¥
(3,446.26 ₩)
     +75.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.16 ¥
(584.78 ₩)
10.23 ¥
(1,891.82 ₩)
     +223.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 12.59 ¥
(2,329.90 ₩)
22.85 ¥
(4,227.93 ₩)
     +81.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 43.04 ¥
(7,962.03 ₩)
39.16 ¥
(7,243.93 ₩)
     -9.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 11.82 ¥
(2,186.46 ₩)
27.90 ¥
(5,162.13 ₩)
     +136.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 39.00 ¥
(7,214.16 ₩)
109.15 ¥
(20,192.50 ₩)
     +179.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 5.96 ¥
(1,101.68 ₩)
22.18 ¥
(4,102.42 ₩)
     +272.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 4.44 ¥
(820.87 ₩)
11.34 ¥
(2,097.77 ₩)
     +155.6 %
Oranges (1 lb) 5.13 ¥
(949.12 ₩)
18.68 ¥
(3,455.61 ₩)
     +264.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.94 ¥
(729.47 ₩)
17.57 ¥
(3,250.64 ₩)
     +345.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 2.56 ¥
(474.43 ₩)
12.87 ¥
(2,380.59 ₩)
     +401.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 3.03 ¥
(559.71 ₩)
9.63 ¥
(1,781.45 ₩)
     +218.3 %
Lettuce (1 head) 4.56 ¥
(844.08 ₩)
16.70 ¥
(3,089.22 ₩)
     +266.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 4.03 ¥
(745.90 ₩)
7.86 ¥
(1,454.16 ₩)
     +95.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 82.50 ¥
(15,261.85 ₩)
108.11 ¥
(20,000.00 ₩)
     +31.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.83 ¥
(1,078.16 ₩)
15.75 ¥
(2,913.59 ₩)
     +170.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.89 ¥
(2,384.89 ₩)
18.84 ¥
(3,485.66 ₩)
     +46.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 25.00 ¥
(4,624.80 ₩)
24.33 ¥
(4,500.00 ₩)
     -2.7 %
Transportation
China Edit South Korea Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 ¥
(554.98 ₩)
7.57 ¥
(1,400.00 ₩)
     +152.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 ¥
(36,998.43 ₩)
324.34 ¥
(60,000.00 ₩)
     +62.2 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 10.00 ¥
(1,849.92 ₩)
23.24 ¥
(4,300.00 ₩)
     +132.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.02 ¥
(744.29 ₩)
8.70 ¥
(1,609.34 ₩)
     +116.2 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 ¥
(9,249.61 ₩)
64.87 ¥
(12,000.00 ₩)
     +29.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 32.41 ¥
(5,996.16 ₩)
34.52 ¥
(6,386.45 ₩)
     +6.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 150,000.00 ¥
(27,748,822.08 ₩)
203,960.01 ¥
(37,731,000.00 ₩)
     +36.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 134,216.01 ¥
(24,828,907.58 ₩)
174,066.34 ¥
(32,200,906.05 ₩)
     +29.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
China Edit South Korea Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 387.33 ¥
(71,652.31 ₩)
1,178.93 ¥
(218,092.88 ₩)
     +204.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 93.15 ¥
(17,231.60 ₩)
343.29 ¥
(63,506.25 ₩)
     +268.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 88.29 ¥
(16,332.26 ₩)
154.18 ¥
(28,523.01 ₩)
     +74.6 %
Sports And Leisure
China Edit South Korea Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 313.58 ¥
(58,010.14 ₩)
330.10 ¥
(61,066.65 ₩)
     +5.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 113.79 ¥
(21,049.64 ₩)
117.85 ¥
(21,802.11 ₩)
     +3.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 50.00 ¥
(9,249.61 ₩)
75.68 ¥
(14,000.00 ₩)
     +51.4 %
Childcare
China Edit South Korea Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,740.75 ¥
(692,008.46 ₩)
2,507.41 ¥
(463,851.85 ₩)
     -33.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 146,781.59 ¥
(27,153,440.88 ₩)
149,411.42 ¥
(27,639,938.63 ₩)
     +1.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
China Edit South Korea Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 383.99 ¥
(71,035.66 ₩)
426.55 ¥
(78,908.39 ₩)
     +11.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 239.80 ¥
(44,360.52 ₩)
310.31 ¥
(57,404.74 ₩)
     +29.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 555.75 ¥
(102,809.66 ₩)
588.43 ¥
(108,854.17 ₩)
     +5.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 611.42 ¥
(113,107.61 ₩)
819.36 ¥
(151,575.39 ₩)
     +34.0 %
Rent Per Month
China Edit South Korea Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,666.55 ¥
(678,283.49 ₩)
3,480.40 ¥
(643,846.15 ₩)
     -5.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,008.06 ¥
(371,475.90 ₩)
2,571.27 ¥
(475,664.30 ₩)
     +28.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,499.57 ¥
(1,572,352.90 ₩)
11,044.27 ¥
(2,043,103.45 ₩)
     +29.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,188.47 ¥
(774,834.23 ₩)
6,504.45 ¥
(1,203,272.73 ₩)
     +55.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
China Edit South Korea Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 4,912.05 ¥
(908,691.43 ₩)
7,879.25 ¥
(1,457,599.65 ₩)
     +60.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,602.05 ¥
(481,359.31 ₩)
5,358.55 ¥
(991,290.02 ₩)
     +105.9 %
Salaries And Financing
China Edit South Korea Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,882.15 ¥
(1,273,143.56 ₩)
18,070.80 ¥
(3,342,955.56 ₩)
     +162.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.68 4.44      -5.1 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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